Lucas Torreira has finally filled Arsenal's defensive midfield gap left by Gilberto over a decade ago, writes Jonathan Wilson. 

Arsenal have yet to lose when Torreira, who measures 5 feet 5 inches, starts a match. They've scored 28 goals and conceded 11 when he's in the lineup, while scoring 4 goals and conceding 9 without the midfield linchpin.

A byproduct of Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez emphasizing technique over aggression in the national side, Torreira was signed for $35 million last summer from Sampdoria.